Inoculation Imperative

What would it take to vaccinate the world? International collaboration plus a whole lot of funding and innovation.

Vaccine development is astonishingly expensive and can take decades. Globally, groups like the Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and Médecins Sans Frontières work relentlessly to negotiate lower prices, transport chilled vaccines and administer them in remote or indigent areas.

This stunning narrative follows 1 of the most expensive vaccines in history—the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)—and its 2015 introduction in Bangladesh, where the common bacteria causes permanent brain damage in children and devastates impoverished families who must provide lifelong care.

National Geographic

Thanks for the tip, Susan Sperry!

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